Boston Red Sox jersey 2009-2013
The Red Sox decided to throw it back a bit when they changed their road uniforms for this short period. The word BOSTON on the front and the names and numbers on the back were now rendered in navy letters, and BOSTON on the front used the same stylized font as before. It seemed as though the team was trying to have the best of both worlds, melding the color scheme of the pre-1990 road uniforms with the font and names of the road uniforms they were replacing.
One other small addition that would remain beyond these uniforms was the addition of a “hanging Sox” patch on the left sleeve (but only on the road greys). To be honest, I was never a huge fan of this road look. While I welcomed the return to the blue letters and numbers, BOSTON looked kind of weird in the classic English font in navy and the last names also just looked…strange. I can’t explain it other than they never looked quite right to me.
These road uniforms also coincided with a down period of Red Sox baseball during this era; apart from the magical 2013 season, these were pretty tumultuous seasons that I think most of us would prefer to forget (especially 2012).